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Analysis: 3 lessons from the implosion of the Lincoln Project

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The Lincoln Project was one of the unlikeliest success stories of the Trump presidency -- a group of "never Trump" Republican consultants who banded together to fight against the 45th President's reelection race using any means possible.

(CNN)The Lincoln Project was one of the unlikeliest success stories of the Trump presidency -- a group of "never Trump" Republican consultants who banded together to fight against the 45th President's reelection race using any means possible.

It began with a series of allegations made by young men that Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver had sexually harassed them.

2. Twitter isn't real life: To follow the efforts and antics of the Lincoln Project on Twitter during the 2020 election, you would be led to believe that this group was single-handedly beating Trump.

But the reality in actual races where the Lincoln Project was involved seemed to be very different.

Whether the Lincoln Project survives in some form beyond this latest set of scandals -- and that very much remains to be seen -- it is clearly badly damaged by the Weaver allegations and the resignations among its founders.

The Lincoln Project's success was one of the biggest political stories in 2020.

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